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Yoga for Children

Mental Health in Children: Yoga to the Rescue

By Len Kravitz, PhD / March 20, 2024

Poor mental health is detrimental to the development and well-being of children. Can yoga for children help improve symptoms?

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Woman training for anxiety and depression

Resistance Training Reduces Both Anxiety and Depression Symptoms

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / December 5, 2023

Eight weeks of resistance exercise training consistent with current exercise guidelines led to clinically meaningful, large reductions in depressive symptoms among young adults.

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Walking and Depression

Walking and Lower Chance of Depression

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / December 5, 2023

Recent research findings show that moderate-intensity activity of as few as 20 minutes, 5 days per week, can lower risks of depressive symptoms and reduce the odds of experiencing major depression.

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Irrational Beliefs in Athletes

Athletes and Irrational Beliefs

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / September 5, 2023

Many competitive athletes hold irrational beliefs and self-judgmental thoughts that lower self-confidence and increase competitive anxiety.

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Mental Health Benefits of Physical Activity

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / September 5, 2023

Fit pros can remind clients not only of the physical benefits of training but also of the mental health benefits of physical activity.

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Wintry scene of pine trees and snow to represent inclusive engagement during the holidays

Inclusive, Thoughtful Engagement

By Sandy Todd Webster / December 16, 2022

During this busy season of parties and celebrations, it can be easy to overlook that there may be folks on your team or in your client community who may not feel the same holiday wonder and joy you do. Everyone has a story and not all stories are happy ones.  

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Woman walking to show low physical activity levels

Low Physical Activity Levels Still Help Mental Health

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / September 13, 2022

Low physical activity levels, even those below public health recommendations, can still reduce depression risks.

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Sports and mental health challenges

Sports and Mental Health Challenges

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / December 6, 2021

A statement issued by the American College of Sports Medicine notes key challenges related to sports and mental health.

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Vegetables containing antioxidants for depression

Antioxidants for Depression

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD / June 3, 2021

Perhaps a way to “color yourself happy” lies in the not-yet-trendy high polyphenol diet that contain antioxidants for depression symptoms.

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Exercise and depression

Poor Fitness Levels Linked With Depression and Anxiety

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / April 5, 2021

Keep promoting the mental health benefits of physical activity, as researchers find a link between exercise and depression.

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Running and mental health

Running and Mental Health

By Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, JD, MA / March 8, 2021

“Running has important positive implications for mental health, particularly depression and anxiety disorders,” note authors of a comprehensive study.

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